Daughter of Hounds

Daughter of Hounds

by Caitlín R. Kiernan
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Daughter of Hounds by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Eight years ago, Emmie Silvey was born on Halloween during a full moon. Raised in Providence by her widower father, she’s a strange, yellow-eyed girl, plagued with visions of impossible worlds and fabulous beings. Inextricably linked with a violent young woman named Soldier, together they must face the monsters and unearthly forces that have shaped their lives…and threaten their futures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451461575
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 667,798
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Caitlin R. Kiernan is the author of nine novels, including Silk, Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. Her award-winning short fiction has been collected in six volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder; To Charles Fort, With Love; Alabaster; and, most recently, A is for Alien. She has also published two volumes of erotica, Frog Toes and Tentacles and Tales from the Woeful Platypus. Trained as a vertebrate paleontologist, she currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am still a little off kilter from this read. It is haunting and more than a little frightening. Not that the monsters aren't scary, not that the characters aren't depraved it is just that this world is so very possible. We are not asked to integrate mythology into the everyday. No, we are informed that our lives are normal and that we won't ever have to face the terrors and emptiness of this world, thank God for that and thank Ms Kiernan for a wonderful read.
PeterLarkin More than 1 year ago
Ms Kiernan has written a beautiful novel that is wonderfully evocative of the city of my birth and youth. Frankly, I want to thank her for a gift that could only come from a new resident and new lover of Grandpa's city to an emigrant, such as myself, who misses and longs to return to Providence. I recall racing through the bus tunnels in high school, when we heard the bus speeding toward us we'd duck into these tiny alcoves that were barely large enough to give us the smallest bit of space between our fragile bodies and the racing steel behomeths. I remember fondly the all night parties in the train tunnels, we didn't call them raves back then. I remember the maze under Brown University that led to the GCB. Ms Kiernan has truly made alive the city of hidden things and mysteries that I remember from my youth. The city of HP Lovecraft, and lest we forget, the city that finally drove Edgar Allen Poe mad. She writes with the knowledge of a newcomer who learns everything about a place that the oldtimers never bother to learn, and for a couple of delightful hour Ms. Kiernan returned me to a time and place that I thought I would never see again. Thank you.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The children of the Cuckoo or changelings are taken from their cribs by hell-hounds and given to ghouls to train as obedient slaves. They learn to hate everything and everyone Above ground and to serve their masters Below ground. Soldier, a changeling, is given assignments by the ghouls¿ minion the Bailiff to kill beings living Above ground who threaten their exposure and to assassinate changelings who break the rules. Soldier believes her superiors plan to exterminate her as her usefulness has ended.----------- Eight year old Emily Silvey of the yellow eyes is warned by Saben Whiteto avoid horses when she visits her stepmother in New York or she, her stepmom and her friend will be dead. When a woman in a dream also warns her that she is in danger and to leave her father, she complies even though she has doubts about the veracity of her vision. When she meets Soldier, both realizes they are linked and try to save one another from the ghouls who are coming to kill Soldier and abduct Emily as she serves a special purpose in their master plan-------------- Caitlin R. Kiernan pays homage to Lovecraft in the scary DAUGHTER OF HOUNDS. There is a sense of the foreboding gothic that creeps out the audience and the antagonists who set much of the pace seem freaky and deadly. Reminiscent of Poppy Z. Brite¿s darkest thrillers, Ms. Kiernan provides Goth horror fans with a suspense laden tale that keeps readers¿ attention because they want to learn why Emily is so important throughout this one sitting tense tale.----------- Harriet Klausner
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I'm not one for spoilers so I'll just say that I never tire of rereading this tale. You won't either. Caitlin R. Kiernan's writing is precise, expert. No awkward expositions here. Her characters and the worlds they inhabit are fully realized, and they mesh seamlessly with our own. This is storytelling at its finest.
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KWR57 More than 1 year ago
A supernatural action thriller. Really got into the characters, lots of action. Never a dull chapter. Not so keen on how the story ended, but enjoyed the entire book... definetly recommend this one.
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